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Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
9:21 pm
Help please Supernanny?
I normally put the twins down to sleep at 6pm. They roll over and go straight to sleep. They are normally amazing and I am very proud of how they do that.

Well I used to put them down and they would fall asleep. I did until the moment I had a conversation with someone about how good they are at going to sleep... since then... they have put their heads together and come up with a 'let's see how far we can push her before she breaks' game.

Tonight lasted three and a quarter hours. Up until they very last second they had all the cards and were winning in a VERY BIG WAY!

I don't like this game very much.

Anyone for scrabble??
Sunday, July 16th, 2006
2:15 pm
What is the expression?
"You can't bolt the stable door once the horse has bolted!"

It probably would have been better to have identified all the plants in our garden BEFORE we found Jessica munching on an unknown berry...

Luckily it was only from a 'Prunus padus' otherwise known as a Bird Cherry Tree. Yep I am still non the wiser as well. All that matters is that it is not deadly nightshade and it isn't poisonous.

By the way I have found a really useful site that allows you to identify said unknown berries.

http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/trees/intro1.htm

It is now stored as one of my favourites (me thinks I may be needing it again sometime)
Sunday, July 2nd, 2006
1:39 am
Poxy people!
Someone breaks a tap/pipe in the bathroom and what do they do? Do they admit what has happened? Do they own up to what could possibly have even been an accident in turning it too hard? (we will know when the plumber arrives)

NO

They just pretend it hasn't happened and all that water rushing out of the tap and a very fast rate of knots isn't really wet and wanting to find its way down into the kitchen through the light sockets. They come back downstairs to the party and pretend all is well.

Well... they were asked to leave.... ever so politely... once the waterfall out of the light sockets in our kitchen, the river down the walls and the newly built swimming pool on the kitchen floor were discovered!

Oops... did I say politely? Well it might not have been that politely! (but boy did it feel good!)

Roll on the plumber arriving

~yawns

Current Mood: pissed off
Monday, June 26th, 2006
12:39 am
I am so excited I can't sleep!

It is like Christmas Eve, except it is even more exciting than that...

I am resisting the urge (ENORMOUS urge) to get into my car and drive to work at this time in the morning ~laughing~

ROLL UP ROLL UP I mean ROLL ON tomorrow morning!

Current Mood: excited
Sunday, June 18th, 2006
10:31 am
Question of the day...
I have just seen this on someone's forum signature and decided that pondering this question was about as serious as I could handle today.

"If a turtle doesn't have a shell is it homeless or naked?"
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
6:10 pm
AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Current Mood: frustrated
Monday, April 24th, 2006
6:30 pm
"Someone keeps stealing my letters..."
http://web.okaygo.co.uk/apps/letters/flashcom/

Much fun could be had in the classroom with one of these!
Monday, April 10th, 2006
8:43 am
How old did I feel?
I stood in the Carphone Warehouse yesterday and had an 11 year old (ok he "may" have been a little older but he certainly looked 11) explain to me how various phone devices worked. I stood there bewildered for most of the conversation. In fact at one point I said to him "the fact that I have no idea what you are talking about... does that mean I have hit middle age?"

but

I can now say I am the proud owner of a DONGLE!

and

after about 3 hours of trying to get my dongle to work with me it did!
YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEE

What a wonderful word that is though... "dongle"...mmmmmm....lovely!
Thursday, April 6th, 2006
1:40 pm
http://www.pandora.com/

I dooooooo like this.
Alot!
(from one who has yet to even understand how an Ipod works!)
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
5:54 pm
For anyone who is not addicted to The Aprentice from the last series or last week's new series then the first episode new series) is repeated tonight on BBC2 at 7pm (yes I am talking to you etcher lol)

I am still not well. I have had a cold for almost 2 weeks now which included me being off work for two days which never happens (although might well do from now on!) and I have been like a bear with a sore head all day with no patience at all.

Sofa, duvet, remote and some pancakes I think are needed! Best get making some batter...
Sunday, February 26th, 2006
11:59 am
We don't know what's so hard about this self-feeding lark (or otherwise known as feeding time at the zoo!)
4:03 am
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We don't know what's so hard about this self-feeding lark (or otherwise known as feeding time at the zoo!
Saturday, February 25th, 2006
12:11 am
~breathing in the fresh air...
of hot cross buns!

There is a bakery/factory not far from me which isn't that interesting to be honest (all it tends to do is mean that very large lorries block a really narrow road nearby to it and cause problems) but very occasionally the wind blows in this direction from the factory like this evening. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM it was lovely! The aroma of baking hot cross buns just crying out for melting butter.
Sunday, February 12th, 2006
1:01 am
Feed the birds.... tuppence a bag....
Flamingoes, penguins, ostriches, and Bernie Clifton have all been sighted in the local area

~LAUGHING~
Friday, February 3rd, 2006
11:22 pm
And the objective of this lesson was what exactly?
For anyone who doesn't know, I work with deaf children. Consequently there are times during the week when I have to spend time tackling speech work with some of the children. This can take many forms including pronouncing words for them to copy, feeling faces/ necks/ noses and mouths to see how words and sounds are produced and using mirrors and pictures to aid speech production.

Today I had 2 deaf children and 2 hearing children (aged 4/5) in the unit during their Golden Time which is a reward on a Friday afternoon for behaviour in the school. The children get to choose what they want to play with and today they chose the home corner. Everything was going really well (and I was doing some paperwork).

However on hearing one of the deaf children say to me today "What that?" my immediate reaction was to model her words correctly so I replied "what's that?". She said again "What that?" and this time I turned to see where she was, she was behind the puppet show but I could see her face and she see mine, so I over accentuated the /s/ and said "What'SSSSSSS that?".

From this she realised she had to try and say the /s/ sound at the end of the word and attempted to say "what'sssss that?". It was only then she raised her hand above her head and said in a louder voice "What'zzzzz that?"...and I realised she was holding up a tampon!

OOPS

Best I be more careful next time my bag falls over in the unit.
Wednesday, January 25th, 2006
10:34 pm
One year ago tonight...
I was completely beside myself with excitement, fear, fear, some more fear, excitement and oh hey.... a little bit more fear!

A year and a week ago today my Consultant informed us "well we might as well book you in for an Csection now then" and slapped his diary on the side to ask us which day we wanted for their birth the following week.

But... I was still living in some rose-tinted bubble otherwise known as laa-laa-land that I could join the group of woman who can turn people's faces to mush by describing intimate details about natural births. Luckily the consultant seemed to be living in the real world and explained that the twins were in completely the wrong positions and he was worried about one of them as the growth was tailing off. So we had to pick a date during the week he showed us. I actually felt really freaked by having the option to "choose" their birthday and with the childhood rhyme of "Monday's child is fair of face, Tuesday etc" running through my mind chickened out and said nooooooooo I don't know which day they should have for their birthday!

The consultant said that as there had been twins due for a Csection on the Wed but that mother had gone into early childbirth so the slot was free we might as well go ahead with that day! So Wednesday 26th January was to be the day that we finally met our twins. We still didn't know what they were and had really mixed emotions of wanting to see them but not quite being so ecstatic about how they would be taken out!

So a lovely meal in a restaurant on the 25th .... then a sleepless night for the both of us... one fairly weird session in the theatre the next morning and low and behold I had a little boy and a little girl...

...Who will be ONE tomorrow and I have no idea at all where the last year has gone. Anyone seen it please?
Sunday, January 22nd, 2006
11:38 pm
OK Someone phone for the white coats...
It seems I have booked flights for a holiday in June. Oh and carparking at the airport. Not quite booked the hotel we want but that can wait until tomorrow.

Now why the need for white coats you may ask?... well who in their right mind would take two 16 month old twins abroad (they will be then) who are already running us ragged with their love of exploring anywhere but where they should be?? They are also very quick on their feet! Much quicker than I am sure they should be lol. They have small feet and legs so shouldn't they be slow?

Holidays for me are all about sitting in the sun and trying to get through as many books as possible to make up for not reading anywhere near enough during the year. I sunbathe and read, lie on the sand and read and even sit in the pool and read (yes many a soggy book have I). That is my holiday! With sightseeing and other bits and bobs inbetween books.

Me thinks I won't even get through one page never mind chapter or even book this holiday... ~laughing... might lose a few pounds though chasing after them.
Saturday, December 24th, 2005
2:50 pm
54? 56? Anyone know where I live please?
I have written all the neighbours cards (at last) and Alan just asked if I had done one for Audrey to wish I replied no and promptly wrote one out. Now I don't know if anyone else does this but because we have only lived here a short while people (neightbours) have sent us cards with their names on and then their door number in brackets. Well I thought this was a good way of knowing who was where so I have done the same and written all our names on the cards and included our door number.

Except...

It isn't our door number I have included. It's next door's door number?

WHY OH WHY OH WHY?
I can't even use the excuse that I once lived at a no. 56 and just got confused. I have never lived at a 56. Ho hum. Merry Christmas!
Friday, December 23rd, 2005
9:05 pm
EMERGENCY!
I went out for a turkey a couple of days ago - came back because the shops were horrendous! Ditto yesterday - came back without one.
Went out this morning and put a turkey in my trolley before having a mini paddy at the fact the queues were blocking all other aisles (small M&S) so put the turkey back on the shelf and left wondering if I was going to regret this in a big way. Arrived home to be greeted with "What do you mean no turkey? You can't have Christmas day without turkey?" Yes you can but felt it was best not to enter into that argument and I knew I was going out shopping again later so off I went ...

Finally finished my Christmas shopping including a very large food shop (at last) as Bluewater with a TURKEY yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I hear you scream!

However it seems that whilst I was galavanting around tring to get the turkey some bugger swiped ALL and I mean ALLLLLLLLL the chocolate yule logs. Now what am I going to do??? I don't care if we don't have turkey but no yule log with thick chocolate butter icing?

I almost bought a caterpillar chocolate cake and thought about dusting it with icing sugar (and I still might tomorrow ~laughing~) Think it will work? lol
Friday, December 9th, 2005
10:00 pm
What is it that makes me crack up...
...everytime I hear the Guiness advert that has the song "It's the rhythm of life" playing?
I love it. No matter what mood I am in I can't help but smile.
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